EFIP-ESPO Joint Position on the Rail Capacity Regulation

01 December 2023

The European Federation of Inland Ports together with ESPO (European Sea Ports Organisation) has just published a joint position paper on the draft report for a Regulation (2023/0271) on railway infrastructure capacity in the Single European Railway Area.

As Europe's ports play a key role in enhancing rail freight on the continent, Europe's ports are pleased to see that the responsibilities of port authorities as infrastructure managers and their role in rail capacity are recognised. 

EFIP and ESPO advocate better rail operations that give priority to freight trains and emphasise the need for close cooperation between port authorities and rail infrastructure managers. ESPO and EFIP call for amendments to ensure that ports have a say in decisions affecting their rail networks.

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